Updated: Feb 6
Swim lessons are a fun, enjoyable activity for kids! Not only are they a great physical activity and provide social interaction, but they also teach water safety, which is essential in Northwest Michigan!
Browse our guide below to find the best swim lessons for your littles!
Cadillac Area YMCA (Cadillac)
The YMCA offers classes for all ages to learn this important skill while building knowledge, stamina, and form to become a strong and safe swimmer.
Charlevoix Area Community Pool (Charlevoix)
Crystal Swim (Thompsonville)
Crystal Mountain offers year-round swim lessons, available at the Peak Indoor Pool. Sign up for Private/Semi-Private Lessons or join one of the Crystal Swim Sessions offered on select dates.
Grand Traverse Bay YMCA (Traverse City)
YMCA swimming lessons are a progressive program teaching swimming skills, stroke technique and water safety skills such as floating, treading water and safety entering and exiting a pool. Swim lessons are available for all ages, from infants to adults.
HopeFloats (Traverse City)
HopeFloats offers parent + me/family, swim development and stroke development classes for kids, as well as adult classes.
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HopeFloats is currently partnering with Grand Traverse Resort & Spa and teaching swim lessons at their two indoor pools at The Club. You do not have to be a GTRS Member to take classes with HopeFloats at these pools.
Manistee Recreation Association (Manistee)
MRA Swim Lessons take place in Manistee High School at the Paine Aquatics Center. Children ages 5-12 are welcome to sign up, and they will be opening up to younger ages in the future.
Petoskey Swimming (Multiple Locations)
Petoskey Swimming provides cost-effective swim programs for all ages and skill levels, such as Water Fitness classes, Self-Rescue & Learn-to-Swim Classes, Life-guarding, CPR Courses, and more.
TC Mermaid (Traverse City)
TC Mermaid is an independent, aquatic based business bringing the joy of swimming to all ages. They offer Mermaid parties, Traditional Swim Lessons, Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid Instruction, lifeguarding private parties, in-home pool safety walk-throughs, and infant swimming lessons.
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